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February 11, 2019

Growth of FinTech funding seems unstoppable, with the latest analysis from Hampleton Partners finding enterprise financial services and integration, online financial services, enterprise financial software and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) risk management as some of the hottest spots for investors this year.

However, venture capitalists are urging caution on the tech startup community. Reports i...

February 8, 2019

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February 4, 2019

Multi-billion dollar payments start-up Stripe just got a new cash injection and a bit more valuable.

The company said this week that it raised an additional $100 million from Tiger Global Management, boosting its valuation to $22.5 billion. This round, first reported by the Information, follows a $245 million Series E fundraise announced last fall that put its valuation at $20 billion.

Stripe ha...

January 27, 2019

Last year was challenging for entrepreneurs and SMEs, and some may have even revised their growth goals. The good news is that 2019 looks like a sunnier prospect, if they stay ahead of their game.

South Africa’s economy will rebound slowly this year, predicts the latest Fitch Solutions Macro Research, aided significantly if a further, anticipated fuel price reduction becomes a reality in the first q...

January 21, 2019

“In [Silicon] Valley there’s always been that mentality: how do we hack Wall Street?” says Rob Kniaz, a founder of tech-focused venture capital firm Hoxton Ventures.

Two weeks ago reports broke that Slack, the workplace messaging app, was planning to go public, potentially firing the starting gun on a slew of major tech company flotations in 2019.

Ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft, home-sharing giant A...

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